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Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-15-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
Coulda paid five and done it myself...and it...

Coulda paid five and done it myself...and it would have taken me 2 months worth of my weekends to install and then I'd always wonder how well it was performing or whether it would have done better...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-09-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
I'm pretty sure they're taped, though I didn't...

I'm pretty sure they're taped, though I didn't verify that.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-09-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
Not a good angle to see the panel layout, but I...

Not a good angle to see the panel layout, but I forgot to take pics from their viewing window inside the shop.

RV Solar Panel Installation - RV Solar Installation - RV Solar Power Installation...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-09-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
No clue - I'm guessing the wires probably weigh...

No clue - I'm guessing the wires probably weigh more than the panels do, or at least as much.

I'm guessing if they lighten the load on the alternator, it's a wash, energy-wise.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-07-2016, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
Yeah I had the advantage of no satellite antennas...

Yeah I had the advantage of no satellite antennas up there. I don't watch much TV so no Winegard or anything like that.

I do still need to mount my Wifi Ranger, but I got the "flat pack" version...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-07-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
Around $9K. Every RV and system is different...

Around $9K. Every RV and system is different though, so I wouldn't base expectations on that. It's scary how they have to route some of the wires so costs can vary widely even between systems with...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-06-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
The factory 6 AGM battery option (LifeLine...

The factory 6 AGM battery option (LifeLine batteries)

They suggested I track my usage for a while, that way we can properly size a lithium battery setup. When the AGMs start to fade, I'll beat the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-06-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
I bought the second set of bars before I left....

I bought the second set of bars before I left. That way with both panels raised, they'll both get about the same amount of sun.

Given that the cost of the bars is about 0.45% of the cost of the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 11-06-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,943
Posted By dphaynes
Gone solar

Had AM Solar put a 1,600W system (10 panels) on the roof.

First impressions:



Folks there rock. Cody and Roger are 100% professional and straight up
It was done on time and under budget,...
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